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Farther up the line a man, standing behind a tree, had had his knee joint splintered by a ball.
One September night a family had gathered round their hearth, and piled it high with the driftwood of mountain streams, the dry cones of the pine, and the splintered ruins of great trees that had come crashing down the precipice.
When he was half way across, the uprooted tree(which I have already told you about) broke loose from among the rocks, and bore down upon him, with all its splintered branches sticking out like the hundred arms of the giant Briareus.
On we toiled, the perspiration starting from our bodies in floods, our limbs torn and lacerated with the splintered fragments of the broken canes, until we had proceeded perhaps as far as the middle of the brake, when suddenly it ceased raining, and the atmosphere around us became close and sultry beyond expression.
The left tibia much splintered, as well as all the ribs of the left side.
Some fell like swords, shearing a raw-edged canal; and others splintered into a shower of blocks, weighing scores of tons apiece, that whirled and skirted among the hummocks.
Neck dislocated, and right leg capitally splintered.
At the same moment the convict screamed out a curse at us and hurled a rock which splintered up against the boulder which had sheltered us.
Far down at the base of the cliff I saw, as I looked over, a tangled mass of branches and splintered trunk.